July 2017   The excellent news is that we beat our target of £2000 net for the charity, after estimated direct donations are added in, and venue costs and VAT on tickets are deducted.

Donations can still be made to

Here is a vimeo link to a video of one of the songs. Click back to Ian & Jo Dennis videos home page for lots more.

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Thank you to all who contributed as performers, sponsors and donors, ticket distributors, venue staff, impromptu roadies and - last but not least - audience.

More pics, video links and news of proceeds to follow.

(When the promoters have recovered, caught up with work and gathered the media)


HURRY - We're trying for a full house

5 June update - 12 days to go. You can still book online, or contact Jo or Ian Dennis to buy by cash or by cheque from the batches of tickets we have had printed.


Ian & Jo Dennis at Indent Design
0118 9861672 / 07437 011724

Thank you to all who have already bought.

Art and artisanerie for Bhopal

We have modified the format for the auction and changed it to a raffle of art, wine and edibles. Tickets will be £1 each so please bring some coins and notes along as well as your bar money. A selection of prizes is in the gallery


We are delighted to be able to announce that we now have confirmations. The planned concert will include sets by:

Tommy Lindsell (local guitar prodigy)

Al Falkingham (guitar virtuoso)

Andy Milburn (slide guitar blues maestro)


The Bacuma Boys 

The Bacuma Boys

The Bacuma Boys


The Bacuma Boys are an acoustic band which specialises in music from the 1920s, with some older stuff and the odd 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s song thrown in - and a lot thrown out.

Their music varies from blues and jazz to western swing and some traditional and contemporary folk, plus the odd novelty number and one or two lesser known chart hits, mainly from 1927.


Mystery guest


Simon Mayor & Hilary James

Hilary James & Simon Mayor

Hilary James & Simon Mayor

Simon Mayor is one of the world’s foremost mandolinists (and composers for the instrument) as well as being a witty and entertaining presenter. Regarded equally highly in classical and folk circles alike, his recordings and live performances have been applauded everywhere from BBC World Service (Winter with mandolins was ‘Recording of the Week’) to the Classical Mandolin Society of America.

Hilary James is best known for her ‘elegant singing’ (The Daily Telegraph) which easily crosses the great musical divides from big band jazz to traditional ballads, blues and Berlioz. She is renowned too for an unlikely taste in bass instruments, including her amazing giant mandobass.

If the duo have a speciality, it is an ability to combine a truly diverse array of talents into a hugely entertaining stage show





socialclub is a an association of musicians which grew out of a musical reunion of Barnsley schoolmates Ian Dennis, Al Falkingham and Andy Milburn. Augmented by vocalist and mandolin player Heather Lawn, bass guitarist and songwriter Steve Bowler, keyboard player Peter Bowler and drummer Dave Galley the band performs a wide range of blues, folk, rock & roll and americana.





Tommy Lindsell with Noah Gundersen at Union Chapel, London


the Bhopal Medical Appeal

"As an example of a holistic, environmentally-sound, community-focused and patient-centred approach to healthcare, the Sambhavna Clinic is way ahead of anything I have ever visited or worked in, anywhere in the world."

Dr John Hurst, Senior Lecturer, Honorary Consultant, UCL Medical School / Royal Free Hampstead NHS, London


On the night of December 2nd, 1984, a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, began leaking 27 tons of the deadly gas methyl isocyanate. None of the six safety systems designed to contain such a leak were operational, allowing the gas to spread throughout the city of Bhopal. Half a million people were exposed to the gas and over 25,000 have died to date as a result of their exposure.

Over 150,000 chronically ill survivors are in desperate need of medical attention. While official figures report well over 5000 deaths attributable to exposure, a government agency – the Centre for Rehabilitation Studies in Bhopal – reports 2165 deaths attributable to toxic exposure in the year 1997 alone. Unofficial and more correct estimates place the current death toll at over 25,000.

The true impact of the Bhopal Disaster can never be fully be comprehended, as tens of thousands of families carry their experience of loss. Nursing the breadwinner of the family to their early death, spending what little you have on relief, transfixed by the memory of a lost child, brother, sister, mother, father, or in some cases an entire family.

Your money helps us provide free medical care to the survivors of both disasters in Bhopal. We are funded almost exclusively by the generosity of ordinary people around the world.